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About CFA Society Jordan
CFA Society Jordan is a member society of CFA Institute and was established in 2002. Its mission is to advance the interest of the local investment community by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity; contributing to the development of local capital markets and professional skills; and actively promoting the CFA Program. CFA Jordan spreads awareness on the highest standards of practice and professionalism among the industry's practitioners, promoting the CFA designation as the highest professional investment accreditation. It contributes to the development of the investment sector in Jordan and undertakes the following activities:Promoting the CFA charter and the CFA ProgramHolding networking and knowledge eventsExecuting the continuing education processSpreading information on job opportunities among its membersCFA Society Jordan has established relationships with several Jordanian universities, as well as other active organizations in the finance and investment field. Its long term strategy is to continue to institutionalize the very best international standards and professional ethics within the Jordanian investment community as well as to create a culture of knowledge, excellence, professionalism and integrity among the industry's practitioners.About the CFA Institute Research ChallengeThe challenge gathers students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies, and corporate sponsors together locally, regionally, and globally for a world competition. In order to promote best practices in equity research and company analysis, students research, analyze, and report on a company as if they are practicing analysts. Local CFA member societies and other affiliated groups host local level competitions of the Research Challenge in conjunction with the participating universities. The universities assemble teams of three to five business and finance students who work directly with a company in researching and preparing a company analysis. The team's final presentations are locally evaluated by high-profile panels of heads of research, portfolio managers, and chief investment officers from the world's top firms. The local champions advance to regional competitions in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and then to the Global Final.About CFA InstituteCFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 105,000 members, who include the world's 97,000 CFA charterholders, as well as 135 affiliated professional societies in 58 countries and territories. More information may be found at www.cfainstitute.org. About Arab Potash CompanyThe Arab Potash Company (APC) was established in 1956 as a pan-Arab venture to extract and process minerals from the Dead Sea. It has since then successfully evolved into a key global player and has become one of the largest mineral and industrial fertilizer companies in Jordan. APC has been on the forefront of companies in Jordan to obtain and implement various international quality assurance certifications and consistently strives to achieve and maintain quality. This approach has enabled APC to drastically increase its competitive edge locally, regionally and globally. APC is considered amongst the largest companies in Amman Stock Exchange in terms of profitability and market capitalization, moreover APC currently employs more than 2,300 workers in its three locations in Amman, Aqaba and Ghor El Safi, producing 2.4 million tons of potash annually and exporting more than 90% of its products to over 30 countries. In line with its corporate strategy, APC plays an active role in supporting various community development projects and is a major supporter of and contributor to socio-economic and environmental development.

 


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